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    Iko got a reaction from CRAusmus in Old lenses for dummies   
    f/otographer the more I dive into photography and the more I come to the same conclusions that you exposed in your post. Gear is really a small
    part of the creative process, and all comes to the ability of the human behind the camera to use at best what he has. This really puts in another prospective
    all the talks about the last gimmick in one body or in another, and so on.
     
    That said, I loved using the Helios last night. As this is my first time using a fixed focal lenght lens and also the first time using a manual lens, the learning curve
    is steep, somethimes you loose the shot because you didn't have focus in the right position or you can't make a step back or forth to your subject.
    But ehy, neither with the best of the best of the shooting gear you have always the photo ensured.
     
    By the way there are some of the first shots I took, I hope you enjoy them:D


     

     

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    Iko reacted to Paul Szilard in XF 35mm f/2 review   
    I really don't get the importance of edge sharpness at wide open. Especially at f1.4 when the DOF is very shallow, you are very unlikely to WANT egde sharpness and the cances are that the perimeter is not going to be in the same plane anyway. What you really want is subject separation, and faster shutter speed and the f1.4 will deliver that for you. In addition for portrature people used to add a soft focus filter, so razor sharpness is not called for. Having said that I find the 35mm f1.4 absolutely delightfull.
     
    If I was going to shoot city scape or landscape I would use f4 to f11 in any case. So I am happy to stick with my 35mm f1.4 lens
     
    (Now bring on the X-PRO2 specs!!!)
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    Iko reacted to Ziggy in Share your nature photograph's   
    Old & New shown by nature
    This photo was taken during our way up the mountain to visit the Ruines du Château de Wildenstein. I really liked this specific scenery as i felt it showed the contrast between the old & new through nature. Having the contrast of the fallen rotting logs and leaves with the nice green mosses that cover them and the new trees which will replace the old. 
    The circle of life ... This was taken during a 5 day family holiday in the Alsace region of France, visiting the Route Des Vins and the beautiful mountains located amongst them.   Fuji X-T1 + 14mm: ISO 400 - F8 - 1/60 Old & New shown by nature by Ziggy Wellens, on Flickr
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    Iko reacted to PascallacsaP in Portraiture work, running topic   
    X100S portrait
     

    Winter girl by Pascal van Gerven, on Flickr
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    Iko reacted to Trenton Talbot in Portraiture work, running topic   
    Keep calm and run for the Canadian border.
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    Iko reacted to Trenton Talbot in Portraiture work, running topic   
    Graffiti Fest by Trenton Talbot, on Flickr
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    Iko reacted to quincy in Complete Overview over the available and upcoming Fuji X-Mount lenses   
    Fujinon (Native Lenses) (29 in total)
    Fujinon lens designation translation: R: aperture ring - - LM: linear motor - - OIS: optical image stabilization - - WR: weather resistant - - APD: apodization filter - - - - Super EBC: electron beam coating, also called electron beam physical vapor deposition
     
    Prime Lenses (15 lenses)
     
    XF 14mm F2.8 R product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,18 m - Magnification: 1:8.33 - Aperture Blades: 7 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 58 mm - Diameter: 65 mm - Length: 58,4 mm - Weight: 235 g - Price (approx.): €880/$700
    Currently the widest prime in the native lens lineup. It’s said to be very sharp, but now that the XF 16mm F1.4 R WR is out, which is not much more expensive, two stops faster and weather resistant, it should be considered if the extra 2mm wide angle are really needed. The manual focus ring can be pulled back to engage manual focus mode, and reveals depth of field and distance scales. (Reviews at Fuji vs. Fuji, Fuji X-Files)
     
    XF 16mm F1.4 R WR product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,15 m - Magnification: 1:4.76 - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 67 mm - Diameter: 73,4 mm - Length: 73 mm - Weight: 375 g - Price (approx.): €1000/$850
    Close-to-perfect wide angle lens, relatively high magnification due to short close focus distance, even weather resistant. Has the same manual focus mechanism as the XF 14mm F2.8 R. Only optical downside seems to be coma in the corners when wide open (bad for astrophotography). Quite big and expensive. (Reviews at Fstoppers, the digital trekker, Admiring Light)
     
    XF 18mm F2.0 R product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,18 m - Magnification: 1:7 - Aperture Blades: 7 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 52 mm - Diameter: 64,5 mm - Length: 40,6 mm - Weight: 116 g - Price (approx.): €410/$450
    One of the original three prime lenses from the beginning of the X-System. Very small and light. The varying rating of the optical quality throughout many reviews suggests copy-to-copy variation. The autofocus motor used in this lens is slightly noisy compared to the virtually silent linear motors of most other Fujinon lenses. (Reviews at The Phoblographer, light priority, MacLean Photographic)
     
    XF 23mm F2.0 R WR product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,22 m - Magnification: 1:7.7 - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 43 mm - Diameter: 60 mm - Length: 51,9 mm - Weight: 180 g - Price (approx.): €499/$449
    Following the success of the XF 35mm F2.0 R WR, Fujifilm released this weather resistant medium-wide-angle prime lens, designed for rangefinder cameras. (Reviews at Jonas Rask (many images) and The Phoblographer, Comparison with the XF 23mm F1.4 R at IVAN Joshua Loh)
     
    XF 23mm F1.4 R product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,28 m - Magnification: 1:10 - Aperture Blades: 7 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 62 mm - Diameter: 72 mm - Length: 63 mm - Weight: 300 g - Price (approx.): €890/$750
    Excellent fast medium-wide-angle prime. Have not heard anything bad about it. Has the same manual focus mechanism as the XF 14mm F2.8 R. (Reviews at la RO QUE, kwerfeldein (german), Dan Bailey)
     
    XM-FL (24mm F8.0)
    Close Focus Distance: 1 m - Magnification: 1:41 - Aperture Blades: none (fixed) - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 60 mm - Length: 21 mm - Weight: 32 g - Price (approx.): €/$85
    Fixed aperture, fixed focus body cap filter lens (soft filter & cross filter). Sharp from approximately 1 m to infinity. So far only available in Japan. (Reviews at ReViewed, DSLR Magazine (translation by Google), Infos at PetaPixel, Video from CP+ 2015 at News STC (youtube))
     
    XF 27mm F2.8 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,34 m - Magnification: 1:10 - Aperture Blades: 7 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 39 mm - Diameter: 61,2 mm - Length: 23 mm - Weight: 78 g - Price (approx.): €350/$250
    The smallest and lightest X-Mount lens, apart from the bodycap filter lens. Optically not perfect, but still quite good when stopped down (most say from f/4 downwards). Has no aperture ring. Has a slightly noisy autofocus motor, in contrast to the virtually silent linear motors used in most other lenses. (Reviews at Tom Grill, Stephen Ip, photozone , LensTip)
     
    XF 35mm F2.0 R WR product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,35 m - Magnification: 1:7.4 - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 43 mm - Diameter: 60 mm - Length: 46 mm - Weight: 170 g - Price (approx.): €400/$400
    Weather resistant normal prime lens. Designed for rangefinder cameras. It's short and gets narrower to the front, so it does not stick into the viewfinder frame. (Reviews at IvanJoshuaLoh, lenstip and FujiRumors (by Rico Pfirstinger) )
     
    XF 35mm F1.4 R product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,28 m - Magnification: 1:5.88 - Aperture Blades: 7 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 52 mm - Diameter: 65 mm - Length: 54,9 mm - Weight: 187 g - Price (approx.): €590/$400
    One of the original three prime lenses from the beginning of the X-System. Very sharp in the center, mediocre corner sharpness wide open gets a lot better when stopped down from F/1.4 through F/8. Anyway, a good normal prime lens for the X-System. Only downside seemed to be the slow-ish autofocus, but that was addressed with a firmware upgrade.Has a slightly noisy autofocus motor, in contrast to the virtually silent linear motors used in most other lenses. (Reviews at pixelogist, Colin Nicholls, photographylife; Comparison with the Zeiss Touit 1.8/32 at Admiring Light)
     
    XF 50mm F2.0 R WR product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,39m - Magnification: 1:6.7 - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 46 mm - Diameter: 60 mm - Length: 59,4 mm - Weight: 200 g - Price (approx.): €500/$500
    The third lens in Fujifilm's lineup of compact, weather resistant prime lenses. Keeps up with the other two. (Reviews at Johannes Morsbach, fstoppers and caveira photography)
     
    XF 56mm F1.2 R product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,7 m - Magnification: 1:11.11 - Aperture Blades: 7 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 62 mm - Diameter: 73 mm - Length: 70 mm - Weight: 405 g - Price (approx.): €1000/$900
    The 85mm fullframe equivalent portrait prime in the lens lineup. As tested by Admiring Light, quite close to perfect. (Reviews at Admiring Light, Nathan Elson, Olaf Photoblog, Jonas Jacobsson)
     
    XF 56mm F1.2 R APD product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,7 m - Magnification: 1:11.11 - Aperture Blades: 7 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 62 mm - Diameter: 73 mm - Length: 70 mm - Weight: 405 g - Price (approx.): €1300/$1200
    Same as above, but with built in apodization filter (radial, gradual neutral density filter that gets darker towards the corners) to smoothen out the bokeh at the expense of lens brightness. Instead of f/1.2, the maximum light transmissivity is equivalent to t/1.7. This effect is neutralized at f/5.6. A very unique portrait prime, but it does not support phase detection autofocus. (Comparison between APD and non-APD version at Fuji vs. Fuji)
     
    XF 60mm F2.4 R Makro product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,27 m - Magnification: 1:2 - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 39 mm - Diameter: 64,1 mm - Length: 70,9 mm - Weight: 215 g - Price (approx.): €600/$450
    One of the original three prime lenses from the beginning of the X-System, and the first macro lens, although the maximum magnification is only 1:2. It is very sharp, but has really slow autofocus. Works well for portraits and stationary subjects like product photography or flowers. When approaching living subjects like bugs, the focal length, and thus the close focus distance, might be too short. Has a slightly noisy autofocus motor, like the XF 27mm F2.8 and the XF 35mm F1.4 R. (Reviews at ishootshows, daisuki photo, The Phoblographer)
     
    XF 80mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,25m - Magnification: 1:1 - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 62 mm - Diameter: 80 mm - Length: 130 mm - Weight: 750 g - Price (approx.): €1300/$1200
    The first native 1:1 macro lens for the X-system. This is an impressively sharp lens with a very well working optical stabilizer. The AF is quick, even in the macro range, and does not hunt much.
     
    XF 90mm F2.0 R LM WR product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,6 m - Magnification: 1:5 - Aperture Blades: 7 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 62 mm - Diameter: 75 mm - Length: 105 mm - Weight: 540 g - Price (approx.): €900/$950
    A pretty outstanding short telephoto prime lens, if you like the focal length. (Reviews at Jonas Rask, macfilos; Comparison with the XF 56mm F1.2 R at Tools & Toys)
     
     
    Zoom Lenses (12 lenses)
     
    XC 15-45mm F3.5-5.6 OIS PZ product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,13 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 7 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 52 mm - Diameter: 62,6 mm - Length: 44,2 mm - Weight: 135 g - Price (approx.): €299/$299
    First powerzoom lens for Fujifilm X-Mount cameras.
     
    XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,3 m - Magnification: 1:6.67 - Aperture Blades: 7 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 58 mm - Diameter: 62,6 mm - Length: 65,2 mm - Weight: 195 g - Price (approx.): €320/$340
    The cheapest zoom lens for the X-Mount, intended as a standard zoom kit lens for the cheaper entry level bodies. No aperture ring, no switch for OIS. Quite small and light. Compared to the XF 18-55mm F/2.8-4.0 R LM OIS, it sacrifices about one stop of light through the whole focal length range, as well as 5mm of focal length at the long end, but gains important 2mm of wide angle. (Reviews at Admiring Light, Imaging Resource)
     
    XC 16-50mm II F3.5-5.6 OIS product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,15 m - Magnification: 1:7 - Aperture Blades: 7 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 58 mm - Diameter: 62,6 mm - Length: 65,2 mm - Weight: 195 g - Price (approx.): €--/$--
    New version, bundled with the new Fujifilm X-A2. Better build quality, closer minimum focus distance.
     
    XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS product page
    Close Focus Distance: 1,1 m - Magnification: 1:5 - Aperture Blades: 7 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 58 mm - Diameter: 70 mm - Length: 111 mm - Weight: 375 g - Price (approx.): €250/$400
    This cheap telephoto zoom lens is a bit smaller and quite a bit lighter than the XF 55-200mm F/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS and has no aperture ring. But depending on the intended use, the slower aperture range needs to be taken into consideration. (Reviews at macingosh, riflessifotografici; Comparison with the XF 55-200 F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS at Colin Nicholls)
     
    XC 50-230mm II F4.5-6.7 OIS product page
    Close Focus Distance: 1,1 m - Magnification: 1:5 - Aperture Blades: 7 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 58 mm - Diameter: 69,5 mm - Length: 111 mm - Weight: 375 g - Price (approx.): €--/$--
    New version, bundled with the new Fujifilm X-A2. Better optical stabilization than the predecessor (3.5 stops instead of 3 stops)
     
    XF 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,45 m - Magnification: 1:3.7 - Aperture Blades: 7 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 67 mm - Diameter: 75,7 mm - Length: 97,8 mm - Weight: 490 g - Price (approx.): €800/$750
    Fuji's take on a weather resistant always-on travelzoom. Optically, it seems to be good for what it is, but the aperture range does not impress, which is of course a compromise for smaller size and lower weight. (Reviews at Dan Bailey, Admiring Light, The Phoblographer)
     
    XF 18-55mm F2.8-4.0 R LM OIS product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,3 m - Magnification: 1:6.67 - Aperture Blades: 7 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 58 mm - Diameter: 65 mm - Length: 70,4 mm - Weight: 310 g - Price (approx.): €700/$600
    Is said to be the standard zoom "kit" lens for the X-Mount. My experience says, it's much better than the usual APS-C kit lens. Rather comparable to the f/4 L kit lenses canon sells with its full frame cameras. The aperture range is good, the size and weight is perfect, optical image stabilization works very well, and the lens is sharp. Really nothig to complain, especially since it comes at about 350-400€ when bought as a kit. (Reviews at Mark Schueler, photomadd, la RO QUE)
     
    XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS product page
    Close Focus Distance: 1,1 m - Magnification: 1:5.56 - Aperture Blades: 7 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 62 mm - Diameter: 75 mm - Length: 118 mm - Weight: 580 g - Price (approx.): €670/$550
    This lens does not have the reach of the cheaper XC 50-230mm F/4.5-6.7 OIS, but with an aperture range from 3.5 to 4.8 it is a lot brighter, and therefore much more usable for the common telephoto applications (a.k.a. wildlife). Very compact when collapsed, and doubles as acceptable macro lens when combined with a +3 diopters achromat. This lens is very sharp wide open, even at the long end. (Reviews at Admiring Light, prophotonut (NSFW), Steeve Marcoux)
     
    XF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR product page
    Close Focus Distance:1,75m - Magnification: 1:5.26 - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 77 mm - Diameter: 95 mm - Length: 210 mm - Weight: 1375 g - Price (approx.): €1800/$1800
    An outstanding long telephoto zoom lens, offering 5 stops of optical image stabilization. It is sharper when focused close, but the sharpness at infinity focus can be regained when closing the aperture down to f/8. This lens is compatible with the 1.4x and 2x teleconverter. With the 2x teleconverter attached, all current camera models lose phase detection autofocus and have to use contrast detection autofocus. (Reviews at Bill Fortney, Admiring Light, Mindshard part 1 part 2 and Glazer's Camera)
     
    XF 10-24mm F4.0 R OIS product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,24 m - Magnification: 1:6.25 - Aperture Blades: 7 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 72 mm - Diameter: 78 mm - Length: 87 mm - Weight: 410 g - Price (approx.): €950/$850
    The widest lens in the Fujinon X-Mount lineup. Nothing bad to say about this one, too. (Reviews at Leigh Miller, Alik Griffin, photography life, photomadd)
     
    XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,3 m - Magnification: 1:6.25 - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 77 mm - Diameter: 83,3 mm - Length: 106 mm - Weight: 655 g - Price (approx.): €1100/$1100
    The pro-oriented standard zoom lens. Very good build and image quality, but also very big, heavy and expensive compared to the XF 18-55mm F/2.8-4.0 R LM OIS. The 2mm shorter focal length at the wide end, as well as the fixed aperture and the weather sealing might be the decisive factors for buying this lens instead of the XF 18-55mm F/2.8-4.0 R LM OIS, which in turn has optical image stabilization. (Reviews at photography life, Jonas Jacobsson; Comparison with the XF 18-55mm F/2.8-4.0 R LM OIS at Admiring Light)
     
    XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR product page
    Close Focus Distance: 1 m - Magnification: 1:8.33 - Aperture Blades: 7 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 72 mm - Diameter: 82,9 mm - Length: 175,9 mm - Weight: 995 g - Price (approx.): €1500/$1500
    The pro-oriented medium telezoom lens. The image quality of this lens is beyond question, but it's the biggest, heaviest and also most expensive lens apart from the new 100-400. It is compatible with the 1.4x and 2x teleconverters. Cameras retain phase detection autofocus with this lens and the 2x teleconverter attached. (Reviews at Dan Bailey, Jonas Rask)
     
     
    Cine Lenses (2 lenses)
     
    MKX 18-55mm T2.9 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,38 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded, stepless) - Filter Thread: 82 mm - Diameter: 87 mm - Length: 207 mm - Weight: 1080 g - Price (approx.): €3999/$3999
    Fuji's new beginner line of fixed aperture cine lenses. (Review at nofilmschool)
     
    MKX 50-135mm T2.9 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,85 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded, stepless) - Filter Thread: 82 mm - Diameter: 87 mm - Length: 207 mm - Weight: 1080 g - Price (approx.): €4500/$4299
    Fuji's new beginner line of fixed aperture cine lenses. (Review at nofilmschool)
     
     
     
     
    Third Party (92 lenses in total) (only the Zeiss lenses have autofocus, all other are manual focus lenses)
    Zeiss (3 lenses)
    Touit 2.8/12 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,18 m - Magnification: 1:9 - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 67 mm - Diameter: 88 mm - Length: 68 mm - Weight: 270 g - Price (approx.): €850/$700
    A lot more expensive than its direct competitor, the Samyang 12mm 2.0, which is even one full stop faster. The Samyang does not have autofocus, but at those short focal lengths, the depth of field is very large anyway, and Fujifilm cameras have focus peaking to aid manual focussing. (Reviews at The Luminous Landscape, PetaPixel, The Phoblographer)
     
    Touit 1.8/32 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,37 m - Magnification: 1:9 - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 52 mm - Diameter: 65 mm - Length: 58 mm - Weight: 210 g - Price (approx.): €600/$500
    Some say it's as good as the XF 35mm 1.4, some say it is not. I guess the decision is up to personal preference. (Reviews at Paultography Blog, Admiring Light, Brian Smith (Sony))
     
    Touit 2.8/50M product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,15 m - Magnification: 1:1 - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 52 mm - Diameter: 65 mm - Length: 91 mm - Weight: 290 g - Price (approx.): €900/$1000
    The first macro lens for the X-Mount with a magnification of 1:1. When approaching living subjects like bugs, the focal length, and thus the close focus distance, might be too short. (Reviews at The Phoblographer, Tom Grill, Photo Madd, Passports & Lenses)
     
     
    7Artisans (/DJ Optical) (6 lenses)
    7.5mm f/2.8 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,12 - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 12 (rounded) - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 63 mm - Length: 63 mm - Weight: 275 g - Price (approx.): €140/$140
    Manual focus fisheye.
     
    12mm f/2.8 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,2 - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 7 (rounded) - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 62 mm - Length: 63 mm - Weight: 295 g - Price (approx.): €200/$190
    Manual focus ultrawideangle lens.
     
    25mm f/1.8 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,18 - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 12 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 46 mm - Diameter: 51 mm - Length: 32 mm - Weight: 143 g - Price (approx.): €70/$70
    Manual focus wideangle lens.
     
    35mm f/2 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,35 - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 10 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 43 mm - Diameter: 55 mm - Length: 60 mm - Weight: 300 g - Price (approx.): €160/$160
    Manual focus normal lens.
     
    35mm f/1.2 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,18 - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 12 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 43 mm - Diameter: 51 mm - Length: 32 mm - Weight: 143 g - Price (approx.): €150/$145
    Manual focus normal lens.
     
    50mm f/1.8 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,35 - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 14 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 55 mm - Diameter: 55 mm - Length: 53 mm - Weight: 272 g - Price (approx.): €95/$90
    Manual focus short tele lens.
     
     
    Duclos Lenses (5 lenses)
    Veydra Mini Prime 19mm T2.2 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,25 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 10 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 77 mm - Diameter: 80 mm - Length: 90,4 mm - Weight: 500 g - Price (approx.): €1000/$1249
    A set of real Cine Primes, all with similar body design and size. The Veydra lineup consists of seven lenses, 12, 16,19, 25, 35, 50 and 85mm in focal length, but only 19mm and up cover the super35 format and are available for Fujifilms X-Mount.
     
    Veydra Mini Prime 25mm T2.2 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,25 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 10 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 77 mm - Diameter: 80 mm - Length: 90,4 mm - Weight: 508 g - Price (approx.): €1000/$1249
    See above.
     
    Veydra Mini Prime 35mm T2.2 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,28 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 10 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 77 mm - Diameter: 80 mm - Length: 90,4 mm - Weight: 521 g - Price (approx.): €1000/$1249
    See above.
     
    Veydra Mini Prime 50mm T2.2 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,38 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 10 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 77 mm - Diameter: 80 mm - Length: 90,4 mm - Weight: 544 g - Price (approx.): €1000/$1249
    See above.
     
    Veydra Mini Prime 85mm T2.2 product page
    Close Focus Distance: -- m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 10 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 77 mm - Diameter: 80 mm - Length: 90,4 mm - Weight: 771 g - Price (approx.): €1000/$1249
    See above.
     
     
    Gizmon (1 lens)
    Utulens 32 mm f/16 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 1 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: none (fixed) - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 60 mm - Length: 15 mm - Weight: 46 g - Price (approx.): €35/$35
    Fixed aperture, fixed focus body cap lens. "Sharp" from approximately 1 m to infinity. So far only available in Japan.
     
     
    Jackar Optical (1 lens)
    Snapshooter 34MM F1.8 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,3 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 6 - Filter Thread: 37 mm - Diameter: 53 mm - Length: 48 mm - Weight: 145 g - Price (approx.): €130/$130
    Cheap, lightweight manual focus normal prime lens. The clickless aperture can be closed completely. (Review at The Phoblographer)
     
     
    Kenko (1 lens)
    400mm f/8.0 Mirror Lens product page
    Close Focus Distance: 1,15 m - Magnification: 1:3 - Aperture Blades: fixed aperture - Filter Thread: 67 mm - Diameter: 73,66 mm - Length: 81,28 mm - Weight: 340 g - Price (approx.): €250/$230
    Mirror tele lens, similar to those sold by Samyang. Ring-shaped out of focus highlights, not very sharp.
     
     
    Kipon (/HandeVision) (7 lenses)
    Ibelux 40mm / 0.85 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,75 m - Magnification: 1:20 - Aperture Blades: 10 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 67 mm - Diameter: 74 mm - Length: 128 mm - Weight: 1150 g - Price (approx.): €1700/$1200
    The fastest lens for the Fuji X-Mount, as well as the fastest CSC-Lens overall. Very long close focus distance, big, heavy, extremely expensive. A lot of purple fringing, and not extremely sharp. In short, not worth the money, but definitely something special. (Reviews at FujiRumors part 1 part 2, Admiring Light, Steve Huff, Matt Granger (youtube))
     
    Ibelux 40mm / 0.85 Mark II
    Close Focus Distance: 0,75 m - Magnification: 1:20 - Aperture Blades: 10 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 67 mm - Diameter: 74 mm - Length: 128 mm - Weight: 1150 g - Price (approx.): €--/$--
    An update to the fastest lens for the Fuji X-Mount. Supposed to be better corrected optically.
     
    Iberit 24mm / 2.4 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,25 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 6 - Filter Thread: 49 mm - Diameter: 58 mm - Length: 68 mm - Weight: 320 g - Price (approx.): €620/$620
    Manual wide angle prime lens.
     
    Iberit 35mm / 2.4 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,35 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 6 - Filter Thread: 49 mm - Diameter: 58 mm - Length: 45 mm - Weight: 280 g - Price (approx.): €580/$580
    Manual medium wide angle prime lens.
     
    Iberit 50mm / 2.4 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,6 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 6 - Filter Thread: 49 mm - Diameter: 58 mm - Length: 65 mm - Weight: 310 g - Price (approx.): €550/$550
    Manual medium telephoto prime lens.
     
    Iberit 75mm / 2.4 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,6 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 6 - Filter Thread: 49 mm - Diameter: 58 mm - Length: 75 mm - Weight: 330 g - Price (approx.): €540/$540
    Manual telephoto prime lens.
     
    Iberit 90mm / 2.4 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,7 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 10 - Filter Thread: 49 mm - Diameter: 58 mm - Length: 79 mm - Weight: 340 g - Price (approx.): €490/$490
    Manual telephoto prime lens.
     
     
    Lensbaby (5 stand-alone lenses, 8 drop-in lenses for composer system)
    Circular Fisheye 5.8mm f/3.5 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,1 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 6 - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 70 mm - Length: 76 mm - Weight: 329 g - Price (approx.): € -- /$300
    A circular fisheye lens with an angle of view of 185°. It throws a circular image onto the sensor plane of a full frame or APS-C camera, the rest of the image is black. The internal barrel is polished to create a ring of flare and reflection outside the image circle. (Reviews at Shutterbug, Micro 4/3rds Photography )
     
    Burnside 35 f/2.8 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,15 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 6 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 62 mm - Diameter: 70 mm - Length: 67 mm - Weight: 374 g - Price (approx.): €--/$500
    "Swirly Bokeh" lens with second aperture to control strenght of swirl effect and vignetting.
     
    Sol 45 f/3.5 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,35 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: ?? - Filter Thread: 46 mm - Diameter: 73 mm - Length: 38 mm - Weight: 257 g - Price (approx.): €--/$200
    Selective focus lens (extremely curved field of focus). By tilting the lens, you move the "focus point" across the frame, which will be the only part of the picture that is sharp, while everything else gets blurred. Has additional aperture blades in front of the lens to shape the out of focus rendering.
     
    Velvet 56mm product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,13 m - Magnification: 1:2 - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 62 mm - Diameter: 72 mm - Length: 85 mm - Weight: 400 g - Price (approx.): €500/$500
    "Classic" soft focus lens, with a classic portrait focal length. You really need to like the soft focus effect. Of course, you always could take a sharp picture with other lenses of this focal length and soften them afterwards. (Reviews at PetaPixel, Jake Hicks, Andrea Gulickx, Tyson Robichaud)
     
    Velvet 85 f/1.8 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,24 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 12 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 67 mm - Diameter: 76 mm - Length: 89 mm - Weight: 530 g - Price (approx.): €500/$500
    Like the shorter Velvet 56, this is a soft focus lens.
     
    Composer Pro with interchangeable optics product page
    Diameter: -- mm - Length: -- mm - Weight: -- g - Price (approx.): € -- /$180
    Tilt adapter for several lenses produced by Lensbaby. By moving the front part of the lens, you move the "focus point" (sweet optics) or "focus slice" (edge optics) across the frame, which will be the only part of the picture that is sharp, while everything else gets blurred. Of course, you could replicate most of those effects in post, but why bother when you can do it in camera. (Reviews at Fstoppers, The Phoblographer, FujiLove, photofocus, dpreview, SLR Lounge)
     
    Composer Pro II with interchangeable optics product page
    Diameter: -- mm - Length: -- mm - Weight: -- g - Price (approx.): € -- /$200
    New version of the composer pro tilt adapter. It has a metal body and tilts 15° in every direction.
     
    - Fisheye 12 f/4 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,01 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: drop in aperture discs - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 49 mm - Length: 49 mm - Weight: 156 g - Price (approx.): € -- /$100
    A circular fisheye lens with an angle of view of 160°. It throws a circular image onto the sensor plane of a full frame or APS-C camera, the rest of the image is black. The internal barrel is polished to create a ring of flare and reflection outside the image circle.
     
    - Sweet 35 f/2.5 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,19 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 12 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 46 mm - Diameter: 49 mm - Length: 48 mm - Weight: 139 g - Price (approx.): € -- /$180
    Selective focus lens (extremely curved field of focus). By tilting the adapter, you move the "focus point" across the frame, which will be the only part of the picture that is sharp, while everything else gets blurred.
     
    - Sweet 50 f/2.5 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,38 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 12 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 46 mm - Diameter: 49 mm - Length: 43 mm - Weight: 102 g - Price (approx.): € -- /$120
    Selective focus lens (extremely curved field of focus). By tilting the adapter, you move the "focus point" across the frame, which will be the only part of the picture that is sharp, while everything else gets blurred.
     
    - Soft Focus 50 f/2.0 product page
    Close Focus Distance: -- m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: drop in aperture discs - Filter Thread: 37 mm - Diameter: 49 mm - Length: -- mm - Weight: -- g - Price (approx.): € -- /$90
    Soft focus lens with drop in aperture discs in three aperture sizes.
     
    - Creative Aperture 50 f/2.0 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,46 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: drop in aperture discs - Filter Thread: 37 mm - Diameter: 49 mm - Length: -- mm - Weight: 77 g - Price (approx.): € -- /$60
    Instead of soft aperture discs, this lens has 12 discs with different shaped aperture openings and a curved field of focus to generate a "focus spot".
     
    - Edge 50 f/3.2 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,2 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 46 mm - Diameter: 48 mm - Length: 54 mm - Weight: 156 g - Price (approx.): € -- /$250
    Selective focus lens (flat field of focus). By tilting the adapter, you generate a "focus slice" across the frame, which will be the only part of the picture that is sharp, while everything else gets blurred. When the lens is not tilted, it works like a usual lens.
     
    - Twist 60 f/2.5 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,46 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 12 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 46 mm - Diameter: 48 mm - Length: 56 mm - Weight: 128 g - Price (approx.): € -- /$180
    This lens creates a swirly bokeh, known from petzval lenses. Lensbaby recommends to use this optic on full frame cameras, because crop cameras will cut away most of the swirly bokeh.
     
    - Edge 80 f/2.8 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,43 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 12 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 46 mm - Diameter: 48 mm - Length: -- mm - Weight: 200 g - Price (approx.): € -- /$300
    Selective focus lens (flat field of focus). By tilting the adapter, you generate a "focus slice" across the frame, which will be the only part of the picture that is sharp, while everything else gets blurred. When the lens is not tilted, it works like a usual lens.
     
     
    Meike (/Kaxinda /Neewer /Opteka /Voking) (9 lenses)
    MK-6.5mm-F/2.0 (fisheye) product page
    Close Focus Distance: -- - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: -- - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 61 mm - Length: 51,5 mm - Weight: 300 g - Price (approx.): €/$
    A circular fisheye lens with an angle of view of 190°. It throws a circular image onto the sensor plane of a full frame or APS-C camera, the rest of the image is black. (Review at Christopher Frost Photography (Youtube))
     
    MK-8mm-F/3.5 (fisheye) product page
    Close Focus Distance: -- - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: -- - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 77 mm - Length: 84 mm - Weight: 540 g - Price (approx.): €/$
    Fisheye lens with an angle of view of 160°, made for full frame dslr cameras. Looks similar to the old Samyang 8/3.5.
     
    MK-12mm-F/2.8 product page
    Close Focus Distance: -- - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: -- - Filter Thread: 72 mm - Diameter: 78 mm - Length: 65,8 mm - Weight: 360 g - Price (approx.): €/$
    Manual Focus wide-angle lens. Looks suspiciously similar to the Samyang 12/2, but has a slower aperture.
     
    MK-E-25-0.95 (25mm F/0.95) product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,17 m - Magnification: 1:6.54 - Aperture Blades: 12 - Filter Thread: 55 mm - Diameter: 64 mm - Length: 101 mm - Weight: 540 g - Price (approx.): €--/$500
    The fastest wide-angle lens for the X-Mount.
     
    MK-E-28-2.8 (28mm F/2.8) product page
    Close Focus Distance: - Magnification: 1:9 - Aperture Blades: 9 - Filter Thread: 49 mm - Diameter: 60,4 mm - Length: 29 mm - Weight: 102 g - Price (approx.): €--/$100
    A pancake sized manual focus normal lens for mirrorless APS-C systems.
     
    Neewer 35mm F/1.2 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,3 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 8 - Filter Thread: 49 mm - Diameter: 60 mm - Length: 41 mm - Weight: 150 g - Price (approx.): €--/$120
    Small manual focus normal lens for mirrorless APS-C systems. Reviews say it's not very sharp.
     
    MK-E-35-1.7 (35mm F/1.7) product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,3 m - Magnification: 1:8.85 - Aperture Blades: 9 - Filter Thread: 49 mm - Diameter: 60,5 mm - Length: 41 mm - Weight: 176 g - Price (approx.): €--/$100
    Small manual focus normal lens for mirrorless APS-C systems. (Pictures at timkwowphoto, Sergio sg's flickr photostream)
     
    MK-E-50-2.0 (50mm F/2.4?) product page
    Close Focus Distance: -- - Magnification: 1:12.5 - Aperture Blades: 9 - Filter Thread: 49 mm - Diameter: 60,5 mm - Length: 41 mm - Weight: 188 g - Price (approx.): €--/$100
    Small manual focus short telephoto lens for mirrorless APS-C systems. The Meike-branded version is labelled f/2.0, while the similar looking Kaxinda-branded version is labelled f/2.4.
     
    MK-E-85-2.8 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,25 - Magnification: 1.5:1 - Aperture Blades: 12 - Filter Thread: 55 mm - Diameter: 64 mm - Length: 117 mm - Weight: 500 g - Price (approx.): €300/$300
    Manual focus short telephoto macro lens. (Review by Damian Brown (youtube))
     
     
    Pixco (2 lenses)
    7mm f/2.8
    Close Focus Distance: -- m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: -- - Filter Thread: -- mm - Diameter: -- mm - Length: -- mm - Weight: -- g - Price (approx.): €--/$--
    tbd
     
    60mm f/2.8
    Close Focus Distance: -- m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: -- - Filter Thread: -- mm - Diameter: -- mm - Length: -- mm - Weight: -- g - Price (approx.): €--/$--
    tbd
     
     
    Machang Optics (/Sainsonic /Kamlan /Starblitz /Wesley /Zonlai) (5 lenses)
    22mm F1.8 Zonlai
    Close Focus Distance: 0,15 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 10 - Filter Thread: 46 mm - Diameter: 55 mm - Length: 45 mm - Weight: 224 g - Price (approx.): €160/$160
    Very cheap manual medium-wide-angle prime lens.
     
    24mm F1.8 Wesley Macro MC
    Close Focus Distance: 0,1 m (with reverse adapter) - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 12 - Filter Thread: 49 mm - Diameter: 60 mm - Length: 33 mm - Weight: 151 g - Price (approx.): €90/$90
    Very cheap manual medium-wide-angle prime lens. Aperture and focus ring are reversed compared to the "Zonlai" branded lenses. Package includes a reverse mount adapter that can be used for macro photography.
     
    25mm F1.8 Discover / Movie HD
    Close Focus Distance: 0,18 m - Magnification: 1:4 - Aperture Blades: 12 - Filter Thread: 46 mm - Diameter: 60 mm - Length: 33 mm - Weight: 142 g - Price (approx.): €110/$120
    Very cheap manual medium-wide-angle prime lens. (short Review at keh.vn via translate.google, pictures at ppchunn's flickr-album and redfishingboat's thread)
     
    35mm F1.8 Discover
    Close Focus Distance: 0,3 m - Magnification: 1:8 - Aperture Blades: 12 - Filter Thread: 46 mm - Diameter: 60 mm - Length: 33 mm - Weight: 142 g - Price (approx.): €140/$120
    Very cheap manual normal prime lens. (Review by Jonathan Hartmann (youtube))
     
    55mm F1.1 Kamlan
    Close Focus Distance: 0,5 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 9 - Filter Thread: 52 mm - Diameter: 60 mm - Length: 60 mm - Weight: 248 g - Price (approx.): €170/$170
    Very cheap manual short tele lens with very fast aperture. (Review by Alik Griffin)
     
     
    Samyang (/Bower /Falcon /Opteka /Polar /Pro-Optic /Rokinon /Vivitar /Walimex) (20 lenses)
    8mm F2.8 UMC Fish-eye II & 8mm T3.1 Cine UMC Fish-eye II product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,3 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 6 (rounded) - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 60 mm - Length: 65 mm - Weight: 290 g - Price (approx.): €380/$300
    The go-to fisheye lens for the X-Mount. Small, light, fast, a true mirrorless APS-C design, and not very expensive. (Reviews at lonelyspeck, Admiring Light, Eyes Unclouded)
     
    8mm F3.5 UMC Fish-eye CS II & 8mm T3.8 VDSLR UMC Fish-eye CS II product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,3 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 6 (rounded) - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 75 mm - Length: 77,3 mm - Weight: 440 g - Price (approx.): €380/$200
    Big, heavy DSLR lens that was adapted to the X-Mount, version II. The 8mm F2.8 UMC Fish-eye II looks much more promising. (Reviews at Photo Review, Lenstip)
     
    10mm F2.8 ED AS NCS CS & 10mm T3.1 VDSLR ED AS NCS CS II product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,25 / 0,24 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 6 (rounded) - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 86 mm - Length: 106 mm - Weight: 625 g - Price (approx.): €400/$360
    Big and heavy converted full frame DSLR lens. (Review at ephotozine)
     
    12mm F2.0 NCS CS & 12mm T2.2 Cine NCS CS product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,2 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 6 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 67 mm - Diameter: 73 mm - Length: 59 mm - Weight: 260 g - Price (approx.): €380/$320
    Wonderful manual wide angle lens for the X-System, and a true mirrorless APS-C design. Good for astrophotography, too. (Reviews at lonelyspeck, lenstip, Davin Lavikka (Youtube))
     
    12mm F2.8 ED AS NCS Fish-eye & 12mm T3.1 VDSLR ED AS NCS Fish-eye product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,2 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 7 (rounded) - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 77,3 mm - Length: 99 mm - Weight: 565 g - Price (approx.): €550/$--
    Big adapted full frame DSLR lens. When looking for a fisheye,it should be considered to go really wide and have the 8mm, which is smaller, lighter and cheaper. (Review at SLR Lounge, pictures at cameralabs)
     
    12mm f/7.4 RMC Fisheye manufactured by Toda Seiko
    Close Focus Distance: 0,3 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: none (fixed) - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 65 mm - Length: 57,4 mm - Weight: 220 g - Price (approx.): €--/$130
    Fixed aperture, fixed focus. The manufacturer Toda Seiko is known for wide-angle and macro adapters for compact cameras and smartphones. (Information at Imaging Resource)
     
    14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC & 14mm T3.1 VDSLR ED AS IF UMC II product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,28 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 6 (rounded) - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 87 mm - Length: 96,1 mm - Weight: 620 g - Price (approx.): €400/$290
    The XF 14mm F2.8 R is smaller, lighter and has autofocus, but it is more expensive than this adapted full frame DSLR lens. (Reviews at lonelyspeck, Alik Griffin)
     
    16mm F2.0 ED AS UMC CS & 16mm T2.2 VDSRL ED AS UMC CS II product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,2 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 8 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 77 mm - Diameter: 83 mm - Length: 89,4 mm - Weight: 583 g - Price (approx.): €400/$330
    With the release of the XF 16mm F1.4 R WR this one seems to be less interesting, but it is still a cheaper manual focus lens, though bigger and heavier, due to being an adapted full frame DSLR lens. (Reviews at dxomark, ephotozine)
     
    20mm F1.8 ED AS UMC & 20mm T1.9 ED AS UMC product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,2 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 7 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 77 - Diameter: 83 mm - Length: 114,7 mm - Weight: 565 g - Price (approx.): €500/$500
    A fast manual focus wideangle lens, designed for full frame cameras. (reviews at Gippsland Images and ephotozine)
     
    21mm F1.4 ED AS UMC CS & 21mm T1.5 ED AS UMC CS product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,28 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 58 mm - Diameter: 64,3 mm - Length: 67,9 mm - Weight: 290 g - Price (approx.): €/$500
    Medium wide angle lens, designed for mirrorless APS-C systems. (reviews at ephotozine, Photography Blog)
     
    24mm F1.4 ED AS IF UMC & 24mm T1.5 VDSLR ED AS IF UMC II product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,25 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 8 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 77 mm - Diameter: 83 mm - Length: 97,5 mm - Weight: 610 g - Price (approx.): €600/$450
    The XF 23mm F/1.4 R, while not that much more expensive, is even smaller and lighter than this adapted full frame DSLR lens, despite having autofocus. (Reviews at lonely speck, ephotozine)
     
    T-S 24mm F3.5 ED AS UMC product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,2 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 6 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 82 mm - Diameter: 86 mm - Length: 136 mm - Weight: 745 g - Price (approx.): €1000/$0
    The only tilt-shift-lens for the X-Mount. If you need one, you either need to buy this one, or adapt a DSLR lens. (Reviews at Northlight Images, Dustin Abbott)
     
    35mm F1.4 AS UMC & 35mm T1.5 VDSLR AS UMC II product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,3 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 8 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 77 mm - Diameter: 83 mm - Length: 110 mm - Weight: 716 g - Price (approx.): €380/$410
    Big, heavy full frame DSLR lens that was adapted to the X-Mount, as many other within the Samyang Lineup. The Fuji X-System has more interesting alternatives, the XF 35mm F1.4 R, the XF 35mm F2.0 R WR and the Zeiss Touit 1.8/32, all of them smaller, lighter and offering autofocus. (Reviews at Fstoppers, Steven Oakley)
     
    35mm F1.2 ED AS UMC CS & 35mm T1.3 AS UMC CS product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,38 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 62 - Diameter: 67,5 mm - Length: 74,5 mm - Weight: 433 g - Price (approx.): €420/$450
    A fast manual focus normal lens, designed for mirrorless cameras.
     
    50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS & 50mm T1.3 AS UMC CS product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,5 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 62 mm - Diameter: 67,5 mm - Length: 74,5 mm - Weight: 380 g - Price (approx.): €/$550
    Fast but short portrait lens, designed for mirrorless APS-C systems. As to be expected, not very sharp wide open, and some chromatic abberations. (Review at Photography Blog)
     
    50mm F1.4 AS IF UMC & 50mm T1.5 VDSLR AS UMC product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,45 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 8 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 77 mm - Diameter: 82 mm - Length: 101 mm - Weight: 640 g - Price (approx.): €520/$--
    Optically very good except for distortion. Big plus is sharpness wide open, but large and heavy because it is an adapted full frame DSLR lens. (Review at cinema5D, SLR Lounge)
     
    85mm F1.4 AS IF UMC & 85mm T1.5 VDSLR AS IF UMC II product page
    Close Focus Distance: 1 & 1.1 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 8 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 72 mm - Diameter: 78 mm - Length: 101 mm - Weight: 610 g - Price (approx.): €350/$270
    Seems to be a cheap, fast medium telephoto lens. Not as sharp as the XF 90mm F2.0 R LM WR wide open. Adapted full frame DSLR lens, but this has less impact in size and weight with longer focal lengths. (Reviews at cameralabs, Bob Atkins, pictures at Donald Falls' flickr photo stream)
     
    100mm F2.8 ED UMC Macro & 100mm T3.1 VDSLR ED UMC Macro product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,31 m - Magnification: 1:1 - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 67 mm - Diameter: 72,5 mm - Length: 149,4 mm - Weight: 770 g - Price (approx.): €530/$550
    True 1:1 macro lens for the X-Mount. Pictures shown so far look very promising, but with the XF 80mm 2.8 in the pipeline, it should be considered to wait for that one and have a fast telephoto lens with autofocus. Adapted full frame DSLR lens, but this has less impact in size and weight with longer focal lengths. (Review at ephotozine and pictures at Transcontinenta BV's flickr photo stream)
     
    135mm F2.0 ED UMC & 135mm T2.2 VDSLR ED UMC product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,8 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 9 (rounded) - Filter Thread: 77 mm - Diameter: 82 mm - Length: 120 mm - Weight: 880 g - Price (approx.): €550/$550
    Huge full frame DSLR lens, adapted to the X-Mount. Excellent image quality. A smaller alternative with autofocus and weather sealing is the XF 90mm F2.0 R LM WR. The XF 50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR, though not smaller or lighter, also adds autofocus, weathersealing, image stabilization and the flexibility of a zoom. (Reviews at Dustin Abbott, PC Mag, Dark Shape, pictures at photography blog)
     
    300mm f/6.3 ED UMC CS Reflex product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,9 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: none (fixed) - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 64,5 mm - Length: 74 mm - Weight: 316 g - Price (approx.): €240/$260
    It's a long telephoto, but it's also a reflex design. And the (fixed) aperture is a bit slow. Pictures don't look sharp and show a lot of CA. It has very special ring-shaped out of focus highlights which are inherent to the design of reflex lenses. (Reviews at The Phoblographer, macfilos (compared with adapted tokina 400mm), pictures at dp review)
     
     
    SLR Magic (3 lenses)
    23mm f/1.7 Hyperprime product page
    Close Focus Distance: -- - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: - Filter Thread: 49 mm - Diameter: -- mm - Length: 61,3 mm - Weight: 265 g - Price (approx.): €--/$400
    Small manual focus medium-wide-angle prime lens.
     
    35mm T f/1.4 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,3 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: - Filter Thread: 52 mm - Diameter: -- mm - Length: 70,3 mm - Weight: 390 g - Price (approx.): €--/$350
    Small manual focus normal prime lens. For a bit more money, the Fujinon XF 35mm F2.0 R WR and the Fujinon XF 35mm F1.4 R offer autofocus.
     
    Noktor 50mm f/0.95 HyperPrime product page
    Close Focus Distance: -- - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: - Filter Thread: 62 mm - Diameter: -- mm - Length: -- mm - Weight: 490 g - Price (approx.): €--/$950
    Very fast manual focus short telephoto prime lens, very expensive.
     
     
    Venus Optics (1 lens)
    Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,185 m - Magnification: 2:1 - Aperture Blades: 14 - Filter Thread: 62 mm - Diameter: 70 mm - Length: 95 mm - Weight: 694 g - Price (approx.): €400/$400
    Currently the highest magnifying macro lens for the Fuji X-Mount.
     
     
    Yasuhara (1 lens)
    Madoka 180 (7.3mm f/4) product page
    Close Focus Distance: -- - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: -- - Filter Thread: none - Diameter: 61 mm - Length: 43 mm - Weight: 173 g - Price (approx.): €240/$240
    As the name implies, a 180° fisheye lens, which throws a circular image onto the sensor plane.
     
     
    Zhongyi (3 lenses)
    Mitakon Creator 20mm f/2.0 product page
    Close Focus Distance: -- - Magnification: 4 - 4.5 - Aperture Blades: 3 - Filter Thread: -- - Diameter: 62 mm - Length: 60 mm - Weight: 230 g - Price (approx.): €--/$200
    An inverted wide-angle design creates a pure macro lens with magnifications between 4 and 4.5. Can therefore not focus to infinity.
     
    Mitakon Freewalker 24mm f/1.7 product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,15 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 12 - Filter Thread: 49 mm - Diameter: 61,5 mm - Length: 55 mm - Weight: 246 g - Price (approx.): €--/$350
    Shows chromatic aberations and reduced sharpness in the corners, otherwise a good manual focus medium wide angle lens. Aperture ring without clicks.(Review at ephotozine, Simons Photography Blog)
     
    Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 II product page
    Close Focus Distance: 0,35 m - Magnification: -- - Aperture Blades: 9 - Filter Thread: 55 mm - Diameter: 63 mm - Length: 60 mm - Weight: 460 g - Price (approx.): €600/$600
    Zhongyi promises a 30% increase in resolution and lower CA while reducing weight and size of the lens compared to the predecessor by using one extra-low dispersion, two extra-high refractive and three high refractive elements. (Review at dc.watch.impress.co.jp via translate.google, images at yukosteel's thread)
     
     
     
    Lens Chart
     

    The lenses' maximum aperture plottet over their focal length and the resulting diagonal angle of view. The scale is double logarithmic.
    Please note that the denoted angle of view is only valid for rectilinear lenses, fisheye lenses have a wider angle of view at the same focal length, which is inherent to their design.
     
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    Lens Chart (Cine Lenses)
     

    The lenses' transmittivity plottet over their focal length.
     
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    Thanks for your comments, I've decided to go for the Samyang 12 mm (using it for 2 week now) It's really an amazing lens!! It's so much fun and quality for less than half the price of te Fuji 14mm!

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    There were reports of a decline in Leica cameras and lenses some decade before digital. From the mid-century to late, they had transitioned from hard-working journalist's gear to mystical collector's items. Leica served this market with special editions that seldom saw the light of day, much less ever did photography. After paying $25,000 for the "450th Anniversary of Bratwurst Edition" with actual smokey smelling sausage casings replacing the usual leather, are you going to take it into the wild?
     
    Back then, speculation on forums of actual Leica shooters was that the factory technicians did not expect their products to actually be used, and over time became slackers. In the digital era, the M8 was a scandal. While there was a range of mechanical issues, the IR filter was a joke. Blacks came out blue or magenta. For many months, Leica simply refused to acknowledge it, but users were getting quite noisy. Finally, they admitted there was a minor problem and offered an on-the-lens IR filter for $250. This was met with an equal lack of enthusiasm, considering the price of the camera. Finally, Leica gave two filters to any M8 owner who applied. 

    This was a decade ago, and Leica was never more arrogant. Whether they actually achieved the reliability that put a Leica in most photojournalist's hands half a century ago (including mine) I have no idea. They are still up to their old tricks like removing the color filter array, adding $1,000 to the price and selling a somewhat crippled camera as the Monochrom (no e). A sucker is born every minute. I might add that I had planned to dump my Leica stuff and switch to the much more honest and excellent Contax G2, but then the world went digital. I decided to wait until there was a digital G2, but it was a long wait, with other cameras. Fujifilm did an excellent rip-off of the G2 basics and brought it up to date with the X-Pro1. Add in Fujinons which I loved for large format, and I am one happy puppy.
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    Iko reacted to lichtundlaerm in The Streets of Vietnam   
    Thank you, Beginer! If you are living there - have some Bún chả, it's one of my favourite dishes I had in Hanoi. I had the best in the food stall at 43 Hang Buom, but I guess there's plenty more very good ones. Seriously, the food in Vietnam was downright awesome!
     
    Anyway, sorry for the delay - time to finally continue.
     
    Despite all the madness on the streets, there's also plenty of places where things calm down considerably, giving you the impression of isolated islands of silence within the busy city. That's what I want to show you in part II...
     
    Streets of Hanoi, Part II
     

     
    An area where things immediately get a lot more relaxing is the Temple of Literature. It was great to leave the tourist crowds behind while wandering further into the area, picking out some small details, enjoying taking pictures. Great place to be.
     

     

     

     

     

     
    Another calm (and somewhat eerie) place was the West Lake. It was shrouded in fog the day we've been there, dampening the light and the noises and as such being an interesting change of pace. Yes, there's the pagoda and stuff, and people who really want to sell you some fruit, but all in all it was very soothing just standing there and watching life around (and on) the water.
     

     

     

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    Yes, there are problems, you cannot have the maximum possible IQ with an adapted lens. One not mentioned by Mr Takashi is that
    if the lens isn't absolutely parallel to the sensor plane you have problems with focus.
     
    ... that said I have an helios and I like the results, so it really doesn't matter to me as far as I paid the
    right amount of money for it.
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    Iko got a reaction from Curiojo in Just how well do adapted lenses, originally meant for film, work on digital cameras?   
    Yes, there are problems, you cannot have the maximum possible IQ with an adapted lens. One not mentioned by Mr Takashi is that
    if the lens isn't absolutely parallel to the sensor plane you have problems with focus.
     
    ... that said I have an helios and I like the results, so it really doesn't matter to me as far as I paid the
    right amount of money for it.
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    f/otographer the more I dive into photography and the more I come to the same conclusions that you exposed in your post. Gear is really a small
    part of the creative process, and all comes to the ability of the human behind the camera to use at best what he has. This really puts in another prospective
    all the talks about the last gimmick in one body or in another, and so on.
     
    That said, I loved using the Helios last night. As this is my first time using a fixed focal lenght lens and also the first time using a manual lens, the learning curve
    is steep, somethimes you loose the shot because you didn't have focus in the right position or you can't make a step back or forth to your subject.
    But ehy, neither with the best of the best of the shooting gear you have always the photo ensured.
     
    By the way there are some of the first shots I took, I hope you enjoy them:D


     

     

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    X-T1, 16-55/2.8 and formatt hitech nd filter
     
    check out my blogpost about the krka national park in croatia
    http://www.patrickpapesch.com/croatia-krka-national-park/
     
     
     
     
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    Sunset selfie.. X-E2|XF18-55mm
     
    Sunset selfie by Dustin Iskandar, on Flickr
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    The following 3 shots are all of the same staircase in a new art gallery, the different lines and shades/colours wa amazing in such a small place
     
    Te Uru Stairwell by Russell Dixon, on Flickr
    50 Shades Of White Te Uru by Russell Dixon, on Flickr
    Stairwell Eye by Russell Dixon, on Flickr
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    John Hancock Center, Chicago (X-E2, XF18-55)
     

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    waiting for the train ...
     

    waiting for the train ... by Enzio Harpaintner, auf Flickr
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    I love using the X100t (and X100/X100s before it) for landscapes. I like the challenge of a single focal length and not having to stress about lenses, etc... Here are a few landscapes from Iceland:
     
     
     
     



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    Fujisan on Ice
     
    X-T1 GS + 10-24 f/4
     

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    A young dude going at a punch machine in Hongdae, Seoul
     

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    Iko reacted to lichtundlaerm in The Streets of Vietnam   
    Hi everybody!
     
    During Christmas 2014, me and my girlfriend spent three weeks traveling through the northern half of Vietnam. The tour was (unsurprisingly) more or less: Hanoi --> Cat Ba --> Ninh Binh --> Hue --> Hoi An
     
    Wait... what? Heard that somewhere before?
     
    Well, that's right. This is the second of two "twin threads". Check out the (rather mediocre) landscapes over here.
     
    After having a long, hard second look at all the pictures, I decided to make a dedicated thread for the street shots. Normally, I would consider myself more of a landscape photographer, but I have definitely shot far better landscapes with my trusty X-T1 than on this trip. And even after several months back, I still like the documentary-style shots way better than the landscapes. One reason might very well be that with all the heavy-DSLR-lugging tourists everywhere, the X-T1 made me feel rather unobstrusive, so I had no problem getting in close and establishing some sort of contact with the people I shot. Or in some cases - take a few steps back: This was also the trip that made me seriously fall in love with the 35mm-equivalent (which was the XF 23mm 1.4 back then... and which also led to an additional X100T later on... *sigh*).
     
    So, let's get this finally started with the...
     
    Streets of Hanoi, Part I
     

     

     

     
    Make no mistake - If you're not used to Asia, arriving in Hanoi will come to you like a shock. Well, it certainly did for me.
     
    The smog made breathing pretty heavy already when we left the airport. The taxi ride into the city gave us a glimpse of the madness that's called traffic which would await us in the Old Town. People keep telling you and they do because it's true: It does take you something like half an hour to cross the street at first. Unless you have a death wish.
     
    After half a day, however, I got used to the constant madness, crossing the street became merely a matter of not looking left and right, walking at a constant pace, trusting the motorbikes to drive past you and NOT EVER STOPPING ONCE YOU STARTED WALKING.
     
    It's about then when your attention is drawn to all the things that are going on around you at the side of the streets:
     

     

     

     
     
    This fairly quickly made me finally fall in love with the city. I don't know how other tourist experiences are, but I felt pretty much unhasseled and safe wherever I went. And the food is absolutely delicious - we pretty much started eating street food right away and never had any issues. Sitting on a plastic chair within all the chaos, scrubbing your spoon and chopsticks clean, eating ridiculously delicious noodles of all varieties, served with fresh herbs you've probably never tasted before (and which you share with pretty much everyone near the food stall) is just a great experience.
     

     
     
    Oh, and did I mention the cà phê sữa? Try the coffee! Drink the coffee! Love the cof... okay, I guess you got it.
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